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Perfectly Imperfect Makeup by Bobbi Brown at TIBI

Saturday evening at Pier 59, Bobbi Brown Lead Makeup Artist Kimberly Soane called the Tibi girl “urban and confident.” The makeup was meant to look like the models did it themselves, imperfect and slightly smudged—”almost like they’ve tried to wipe it away.” We’re loving the heavily lined lower lash line. According to Soane, the trick to pulling the look off is to line the upper lashes as well, only using a thinner line up top. “Liner on the top and bottom opens the eye. Liner on the bottom only drags the eye down.”

Also making an appearance backstage: Fashion Week manicurist extraordinaire Jin Soon Choi, using new polishes from her JINsoon line. Models wore shimmery shades of grey, green, red, and black with a matte topcoat “Matte Maker” over the top. The contrast of the shimmer and matte gave nails a dimensional, velvet appearance. According to Choi, she was inspired to shift away from her traditional high-gloss manicures by TIbi designer Amy Smilovic’s designs that combined color and utility. 

—Lorelei

Catch up on all the Birchbox editors’ backstage snapshots on the Birchbox NYFW site

Kate Spade and Lipstick Queen Release Mini ‘Sprinkles’ Nail Polishes!

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These Kate Spade nail polishes look like sugar, spice, and everything nice! (Photo: nordstrom.com)

—Hallie

To see more from beauty legend Poppy King, be sure to check out her gorgeous Lipstick Queen line

WWD Reports Luxe Beauty is “Booming” Once Again

According to John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.,“aspirational beauty is back.” (Photo: Annick Goutal Body Cream, Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane, and Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss)

—Hallie

Sock buns are a great way to keep your hair from being trapped under your scarf during the winter. Test out the style with our step-by-step sock bun hair tutorial!

A First Look at Jin Soon Choi’s New Polish Line

Last week, we told you about celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi’s first polish line, JINsoon. Now we’ve got your first look at the entire collection! Yesterday, we got to see the polishes in person and had a chance to talk to Choi herself. Let’s just say we’re even more excited for their launch at Space NK this September. Choi, who’s been in the business for over 20 years, has actually been working on the collection on and off for five years. Read on for Choi’s inspiration behind the polishes PLUS the details on their names:

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Jin Soon Choi is Launching Nail Polish!

At long last, Jin Soon is releasing a set of gorgeous shades for our fingers. (Photo: style.com)

One of our favorite manicurists, Jin Soon Choi, is finally releasing her own line of lacquer. A regular at fashion week (we caught up with her last season backstage at Prabal Gurung), we’re not surprised that she’ll be launching her brand during New York’s upcoming Fashion Week, which kicks off September 6. 

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